Love is a strong emotion that can have various flavors. Being ‘in love’ is entirely
different from loving someone. For example you can love your child, but you are ‘in love’ with your spouse. The feeling of ‘in love’ is associated with romance.
The feeling of ‘in love’ entails two aspects ‘“ ‘being in love’ and ‘falling in love’. When you fall in love, certain neurochemicals and
hormones are released into the system, which narrow our logic and awareness. This is why some people say that ‘love is blind’. On the other hand ‘being in love’ is different because here your blinders come off, and you can have love
as a choice and it requires your resolute attention.
When you say that you love someone or something, you can
even say that you love a particular resort or your dog or even your favorite doll. But when you say you are ‘in love’, it usually conveys the meaning that you have given your heart to someone and think passionately about that person.
‘In love’ feeling is generally associated with passion you have for
the other person in a relationship.